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London Urges Qatar, Gulf States to De-Escalate Situation

But it appears that some in the region are not that happy with Qatar hosting, with hashtags appearing on social media such as " UAE will host the World Cup" in the last few days, prompting an angry online reaction in Doha . Meanwhile, Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris on his Twitter page called on Arab countries to deny access to Turkish products after Ankara openly sided with Doha . Read More »

Brexit : Impatient Brussels meet to set date for talks

It only means that the time left to negotiate a deal is shorter. Britain's government must heed the concerns of businesses who are anxious that they will not be able to find the staff that they need once the country leaves the European Union, the head of the leading employers' group the CBI said on Monday. Read More »

Sessions to testify as Republicans prod Trump on tapes

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Democrats are pushing for a public hearing. Indeed, the committee was just last week stonewalled by a panel of administration witnesses, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who drew a stern rebuke from Chairman Richard Burr. Read More »

What Does UK Hung Parliament Mean for Europe ETFs?

Likewise, Labour remains committed to an independent Department for International Development with a seat in the prime minister's cabinet dedicated to the secretary of state for international development, according to its manifesto. Ruth Davidson , the Conservative leader in Scotland, said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP . Read More »

Centre will not impose restrictions on choice of food

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The chief ministers of Nagaland Shurhozelie Liezietsu, Manipur N Biren Singh and Mizoram Lal Thanhawla attended the meeting, besides directors general of police of the four states and Assam Rifles director general and senior officials from the concerned central ministries, the communique added. Read More »

Theresa May remains as United Kingdom prime minister

Labour gained 29 seats. At that point, polls predicted she would massively increase the slim majority she had inherited from predecessor David Cameron. And who, frankly, can blame them? And it's a dash for power that involves getting into bed with anti-abortion, homophobic, climate change deniers with "strong historical links with Loyalist paramilitary groups" which have been involved in acts of terrorism. Read More »

Assassin's Creed Origin's Second E3 2017 Trailer Is Wild

Combat, in particular, appears to have been given a total overhaul, with sickles, shields and various gadgets all seemingly at the player's disposal, promoting different approaches to any given skirmish. Are you excited for Assassin's Creed Origins? If it's Red, you're in for a hard battle - and even headshots won't do much damage. The new game focuses on hit-boxes and spacing as opposed to the standard timing mechanics and fluent animation prompts in order to execute instant kills and ... Read More »

Landslides kill 43 in Bangladesh after heavy rain

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On the other hand, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director Lt Col Rashedul Hasan told the Dhaka Tribune that an army team was clearing mud of landslide from a road in Manikchhari in the morning when another landslide occurred. Twelve were killed in Chittagong , according to Ekattor TV. The densely populated South Asian country faces storms, floods and landslides every monsoon. Read More »

Qatar navigates blockade by implementing new Oman route

Since diplomatic, transport and trade ties to Qatar were cut last week, a number of figures linked to Al Qaeda and sanctioned by the United Nations and USA as terror supporters have offered their support to Doha . He added that it was Doha's aim to facilitate talks between the Taliban and the United States and that mediation and the fostering of peaceful ties lay at the heart of Qatar's foreign policy. Read More »

Kosovo center-right coalition takes fragile lead in snap polls

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The PDK-AAK-Nisma alliance won 34.06% of the vote, according to preliminary results from the Central Election Commission based on 99.20% of the ballots counted. Fireworks illuminate the main square after the coalition of former ethnic Albanian rebel commanders claimed victory in general elections in Kosovo capital Pristina on Monday, June 12, 2017. Read More »

Trump Says He Is '100%' Willing To Testify Under Oath About Comey

America's top national security officials can also offer supporting evidence for Comey's narrative, as Trump reportedly encouraged them to have a word with Comey on Flynn's behalf. Comey told the Senate that Trump had asked him to pledge his loyalty over the investigation. The probe into Flynn was part of a wider FBI investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Read More »

NSA Leaker Winner Will Plead Not Guilty

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Wearing an orange jumpsuit and leg shackles, victor pleaded not guilty in US district court to charges that she illegally retained and transmitted national defense information. "My client has no (criminal) history, so it's not as if she has a pattern of having done anything like this before", Nichols said in a phone interview Monday. Read More »

Sunny, Hot & A Tad Humid

Cooler air will move in for the second half of the week but rain and storm chances will go up. Today: Sunny and hot, more humid. The majority of Tuesday will likely be quite muggy, but it will be a little cooler, mid 80s, due to the extra clouds and cold front passage during the midday/early afternoon. Read More »

Taliban's No. 2 denies role in Kabul bombing

Ghani made these comments while he was chairing a meeting with women's right activists on the overall security situation in the country. "At this meeting, Pakistan must support Afghanistan's policy over fighting insurgency". "When needed, the evidence will also be provided to the United Nations", he said. The drone strike comes after a May 31 truck bombing in Kabul killed more than 150 people in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since the ouster of the Taliban following the USA ... Read More »

Congressional Investigators Seek Tapes, Notes On Trump-Comey Conversations

There's no, "Hey, I'm hoping.' You and I are friends, 'Hey, hope this happens but you get to do your job.' That's what he told Comey". So who gained and who lost from the Comey show that according to a CBS estimate was watched by 26 million people costing about $3.3 billion in productivity? In the congressional hearing, Comey did not disclose any links between Trump advisers and alleged Russian meddling. Read More »

[Exclusive] What Does Wonder Woman Think of Black Lives Matter?

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Now, the Gal Gadot-starrer is expected to rake in at least $95 million on its opening weekend. "What I am hoping for with " Wonder Woman " is that it will create a new normal, a new template for what these movies can be", said Rowena Arguelles, a motion picture literary agent with Creative Artists Agency, which represents Jenkins. Read More »

Qatar says no one can dictate its foreign policy

The dispute began in May when Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani was reported to have made statements on the state news agency supporting Iran. Eritrea has expressed support for Saudi Arabia and its allies after they cut ties with Qatar. "We shall not end ties with either Saudi Arabia or Qatar", Hirsi who is based in Pretoria said. Read More »

Russia Putin: Navalny urges people to join anti-corruption protests

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Spicer called on the Russian government to immediately release all peaceful protesters. The Interior Ministry said 500 people were detained in St Petersburg. The re-enactors watched the rally before riot police broke up the crowd and randomly seized the protesters. The national day was picked by opposition leader Alexey Navalny for the latest round of rallies created to muster support for his bid to unseat President Vladimir Putin at next year's election. Read More »

British PM Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

Mrs May's self-interest was again to the fore at the weekend as her advisers paid the price for electoral failure, following the threat of a leadership challenge if the Prime Minister did not remove them. Brexit minister David Davis today insisted that the government still aimed to take Britain out of the European Union single market. But the prime minister said she had a busy schedule ahead, with a cabinet meeting today and talks with French President Emmanuel Macron the following day. Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon urged to rule out second independence referendum

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The SNP remains Scotland's biggest party Despite the punishing losses, including former first minister Alex Salmond as well as the party's current deputy leader Angus Robertson failing to win seats. Sturgeon railed against May's approach to Brexit, arguing that the United Kingdom was headed towards a "bad deal ". The SNP focused largely on Brexit and the UK Conservative government as symbols of the limited control of Scotland's destiny held by Scottish voters. Read More »

Tottering May names new Cabinet as critics circle

The snap election, which Theresa May hoped would bolster her bargaining position in inchoate Brexit talks , surprised in many ways. Former SNP leader Alex Salmond and the party's Westminster leader Angus Robertson were among the high profile casualties as the party dropped from 50 per cent of the popular vote to 37 per cent. Read More »